Chicago, IL – Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop in the LGBTQ civil rights case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Democrat gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker issued the following statement in response:
While I’m disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to side with Masterpiece Cakeshop, I am encouraged by their emphasis that LGBTQ people must not be discriminated against, said JB Pritzker.
In this country, in 2018, there should never be a situation where any American is turned away from a place of business because of who they love. It goes against our foundational values of equality and equal treatment under the law. And it is fundamentally wrong. We’ve made incredible progress in the fight for LGBTQ equality and we can’t go backwards. As governor, I will use every tool at my disposal to fight discrimination and will ensure that we remain a welcoming state that treats every person with the respect and dignity they deserve.